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Category: Parenting

To The Woman Who Brought Her Child To the Movies, What Were You Thinking?

You were sitting right in front of me and I get that you probably wanted to go to the movies as badly as I did. I get that you probably hadn’t been out of the house for weeks, or maybe months and needed the break. I share your…

I Admit It, I Am A Privileged Parent. But Not The Way You Think.

I feel sorry for privileged parents. You know, the kind with perfect kids. Mostly because they have no idea they even have privilege, but also because they really think (if they are totally honest) their kid’s success is due to their efforts. Why do I know this? Because…

The Life Changing Power Of Paperclips

I stumbled across a life changing article recently. It was called “God of the Paperclips”  —  a title so intriguing I put my coffee down, quickly swallowed the last bite of my banana and immediately clicked the link. What followed was a great perspective on God’s…

Four Brilliant Reasons I Lock My Child In His Room

  I have always been an early riser. It’s my “me time.”  I LOVE being up before the sun rises and especially enjoy the special peace that can only be found at the start of the day. My husband is the opposite. ALL of my kids…

Six Surprising Life Lessons My Kid Learned From A Board Game

Cleaning out the hall closet the other day I came across a stack of old board games covered with dust and completely untouched for fourteen years; Monopoly, Batman Begins: Shadow Assault and Pokeman SORRY. Two were clearly well over my almost six-year-old’s head but I was…

Now I Understand What It Means To Be A Superhero

I thought I lived with Superheroes. Most of them are in the room that was once my husband’s garage. There are also cars in there, but not in the traditional sense. They are parked on gorgeous dark grey slate tiles, each placed carefully by his hands alone, under custom…

Dear Heartbroken Kindergarten Mom, This is Where The Magic Begins

I read a sweet piece recently about Kindergarten. One mom’s perspective on her daughter’s first day of school. About endings and beginnings and letting go and heartbreak. She shared her anguish. How she felt kindergarten was an ugly trick just setting her daughter up to go…

To The Mom Who Ran Out Of Goodie Bags, Thank You!

Day four of Kindergarten and I could immediately tell something was wrong. “Did you have a good day?” “NO.” He launched into the reasons before I could respond. Talking fast, he was obviously fueled by hours of pent up frustration. I tried to keep up. But…

Heartfelt Advice You Need To Know: My Warning To Young Parents

Deja vu. I was sitting in an elementary school cafeteria surrounded by young parents of entering kindergarteners. Many were doing their best to simultaneously entertain toddlers and pay attention to where to drop off, pick up and pay for lunch amid warnings of the perils of unattended children and pleas…

Worst Mommy Ever (A Guest Post From That Mommy Blog)

I’m excited to welcome Michelle to my blog today. Who would have ever thought my star Sunday School Student, a precious little moppet with blond curls and huge blue eyes, would grow up someday to marry this wonderful woman and give me the gift of a great friend…